The annual Hartpury Corporate Challenge Cup is back this summer, and it promises to become the biggest and best edition yet. Now, in its fourth year, this corporate touch rugby tournament has developed into a unique and action-packed day for businesses from and around the South West.
The event takes place on the 20th of July and has been moved for the first time on a Friday afternoon to give the 16 taking part teams the opportunity to finish a hard-working week in style. The competition was introduced in 2015 as part of the World Cup Trophy Tour and is now a regular fixture in the busy rugby calendar of the college.
Besides the Hartpury Sevens, the Corporate Challenge Cup is the second mayor rugby event 7 Bamboos Rugby organisesin partnership with Hartpury and the only one of its kind in Gloucestershire.
For the participating teams, this is not just a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a day out of the office together but also to generate valuable new links to other businesses in the area.
The teams comprise female and male players and matches last 18 minutes. After a round-robin style pool stage, the best four sides compete for the Cup trophy while the bottom four will target the Plate.
Previous participants include teams from all industries, such as Rolls-Royce, Deloitte, and Everyone Active. Co-hosts Hartpury College are also competing with their very own team of college staff.
The entry fee for a team is £125 and each team will get a touch rugby ball and free sports massage treatment provided by Dean Seeliger and his sports therapy students. To enter your team, please just visit the event page here or contact us.